Vanden Plas 1500 Auto 1980 44k Original Concours Museum Show For Sale
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|1980 V Vanden Plas 1500 Mark 2 Automatic 4 Door Saloon. 44,510 Miles, Totally Original Concours Condition Perfect to Drive and Enjoy or to be Displayed in a Museum, one will struggle to find a better example that has been driven regularly. Yes, this is an upmarket Austin Allegro styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro with a Bentley style Chrome Grille but the interior is the most impressive part. Highly polished Burr Walnut was used on the uniquely designed Facia and Door Fillets and the lovely Fold Down Picnic Tables on the back of the front seats. The seats were trimmed and stitched by hand in Leather with front and rear Centre Arm Rests, bound Wilton carpets over extra sound deadening covered the floor and the cabin roof was trimmed in nylon cloth. The interior is exactly the same quality as per the high end Daimler Limousines and V12 Double Six Saloons that were initially trimmed alongside each other at the famous Vanden Plas Kingsbury Works London Factory (Famous for producing many Pre War Bentley Bodies), the finish is superb as is the smell, a video is available of this on YouTube. It is unusual to see a Austin based motor car that is 40 years old in such good condition, it is cheap to run with Free Historic Road Tax, M.O.T. exempt and cheap Insurance and needs for nothing, ready to be enjoyed this summer.|
Oyster Metallic Gold Coachwork with Brown Coachline with Deep Olive Leather Seats and Brown Carpets. 7 Former Keepers, still owned locally to the supplying dealer and the 2 previous owners were local. Registered JUT 992V, with original dealer number plates. It has even recently been M.O.T. tested with the certificate expiring on 28th March 2021 even though it is exempt. The original owners manual is included along with an original brochure, genuine rubber mats and a VP Tax disc holder.
One of the last Mark 2’s built and was one of the first to be finished and trimmed at the M.G. Factory, Abingdon. The build took place between 17th to 24th August 1979, it was despatched on 10th October 1979 and registered at Victor Wood Ltd., Oakham, Rutland on 20th March 1980, it still displays the original Victor Wood dealer sticker in the rear window and number plates. Optional extras include the 4 Speed AP Automatic Gearbox and Metallic Paint. This VP has been maintained well and clearly always garaged as well as being in nearly constant use, the M.O.T. certificates go back to 1995 at 31,038 miles with only 4 missing up to 2020. The Mk II model was the last Vanden Plas 1500 with chrome trim everywhere, the Mark 3’s sadly had most of the trim painted black.
Road Taxed (Exempt) so okay to test drive. It retains the original 1,485cc with single SU HS6 carburettor petrol engine which starts instantly, sounds lovely and quiet and performs superbly with the rare 4 Speed Automatic Gearbox. The ride is superb on deep profile tyres and Hydragas suspension. The coachwork is superb and Concours with just a few very minor chips and flaws. The leather shows no real signs of wear and the woodwork is perfect, with the carpets being in very good condition. The engine bay is in superb condition considering the car is driven. The only work that needs doing is that the Steering Wheel needs a few minor repairs to the stitching to the Leather cover, this would only take a competent person less than an hour to repair. Recent Research Certificate from the Vanden Plas Owners Club.
This Motor Car can be viewed by prior appointment at the owners home near Grimsby in Lincolnshire, with good access from the A1 Road and the London to Edinburgh Mainline Railway. It is owned by an enthusiast and is kept garaged alongside much more exotic motor cars in his diverse collection on a trickle charger, it will attract a lot of interest at any car show or concours.
Price £9,999 o.n.o.
Julian Brown Classic Car Commissions specialise in sales and sourcing of Rolls–Royce, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz motor cars, we will however sell or source any Motor Car or Automobilia item on your behalf with the sale of motor cars starting from 3% all in. We are privileged to offer this fine Vanden Plas for sale on behalf of its owner, for further information please telephone or send a message via this advert.
We also offer Secure, Dry and Discreet Indoor Car Storage 7 Miles from Lincoln City Station which is connected to London Kings Cross and St. Pancras with easy access from the A1 Road. Located on a private country estate with C.C.T.V. and Electric Gated Access we offer the perfect location for storing your motor car from 1 Week to Long Term continuous storage, your car can be laid up or exercised on lovely quiet rural Lincolnshire country lanes and looked after by ourselves, rates start from £10 per week, please contact us for further information.
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